So, I filmed a #DearMe video, and uploaded it to YouTube. If you didn't hear about the #DearMe movement, yesterday was International Women's Day. #DearMe was started to help women use their voice for change. The object was to write a letter to your younger self, and tell her anything you wanted. I chose to write to 15 year old me, and I told myself that it was okay to feel sad, and hurt and angry. I told myself that it's okay to not know where your going, and to not know the purpose for your life. I told myself that it's okay to be mad at God, he can handle it- AND He loves me anyway. I told myself that eventually, you learn to not be so stubborn, and listen to the people who only want the best for me. I told myself that I need to love myself more, I need to appreciate life more, and I need to be zealous again. If you want to see my full video, check it out right here:
Can you believe I haven't blogged since JANUARY!!!! Holy moly!! I have been so busy traveling, and working, and with classes and just, life. You understand don't you?
It feels so good to sit and blog, because I haven't really had time to put my thoughts down on paper. There's so much I want to tell you guys, but you'll have to wait and see!! If you would have told me a year ago that I would be where I am today, I would have told you you're nuts! But, here I am and I'm so excited to share these journey with you guys.
Tomorrow there will be another #FatGirlDiaries on my youtube channel, and it's a pretty 'heavy' one, not gonna lie. (Did you see that pun there?) But I hope you guys enjoy it, and I hope it helps even one person. That would make it all worth it.
I've had a bad diet week. My stepdad is out of town, so my mom and I went crazy on the sweets while he's gone. Since he's diabetic, we try to stick to his diet with him, so when we got the chance, we blew the diet, and ate to our heart's content. Now I'm paying for it! I've felt so miserable, and so has my mom, too! We both way over did it. Now we're trying to get back on track. Let's keep our fingers crossed!
Well, I'm gonna go get some shut eye, I'll be back tomorrow though! Look for my #FatGirlDiaries!!!
Hi guys! So, if you didn't already know, I have been tracking my journey to health on Youtube. I talked about tracking it here, as well, and I love the idea of having both my youtube and my blog as an open place to talk about my weight loss. It will be helpful to have videos as well as blogposts that follow my journey from start to finish. So, here are the first 2 videos in this series, and I hope you enjoy them :)
HELLO HELLO HELLO!
I am so sorry I've been gone so long. life has just EXPLODED recently, and I'm finally back into the swing of things.
So, I wanted to start a new series, both here and on my youtube channel, called the Fat Girl Diaries. It will be where I document my weight-loss journey, my struggles, my successes.
I want to share every mountain and valley of this journey with you guys,
I would like to be able to be open, honest, and completely real with you all about this journey.
I've already begun the journey and I'm finally at the point of wanting to share my journey.
In this journey, I hope I can give tips and pointers, as well as receive advice, on how to better myself and my body.
So: here is day one of blogging my weight-loss.
I'm sure you all have heard by now, but this week the fashion industry lost one of their brightest stars. Oscar de la Renta is an icon, a legend, and a sensational designer. He redefined elegant fashion, he left his stamp on fashion, and he raised the bar to a higher standard. He dressed the stars, and clothed the majesties. He was a rare soul, one I'm sure we'll never see again. So, here's to you, Mr. de la Renta.
Hello lovlies! x I hope you are all having a wonderful day & I hope it's bright and sunshiny wherever you are at today! Today I want to talk about something I love dearly... LIPSTICK! I love makeup, and lipstick would have to be one of my favorite things! It helps complete a look, and there's so many different ways to wear lipstick.. Not to mention, lipstick can change a makeup look drastically. Here is a look I played around with that I absolutely love:
I paired my e.l.f Long-Lasting Lustrous Eyshadow in the color Soriee with my e.l.f baked eyeshadow in the shade Toasted. I applied the Soriee shade along the inner corner of my lid. I then applied Toasted to the outer corner of my lid, and spread it up to my crease. I will film a tutorial on how I created the eye makeup next week. For now, lets talk about the lipstick. In these pictures, I have an AVON Smooth Minerals lipstick in the color Cranberry. I love, love, love this lipstick! I haven't been able to take myself away from it. It's been my go-to recently, but I wanted to change up the look, and see how I could recreate this makeup. So, I took a few of my other favorites and tried them on.
This lipstick would have to be my second favorite. I love the way it brings bout the shimmery pink of the Soriee eyeshadow. It's a nice matte, but doesn't dry, crack, or peel your lips. This lipstick brings a new dimension to the makeup look without being too over powering.
So, if there's one thing you should remember about a makeup look, it's that you can change it. There are simple things you can do to enhance any look, and add dimension to what you're wearing.
Hey guys! If you didn't know, I am a part of the Seventeen Magazine Network, and they were nice enough to send me a little box full of goodies to try out. I appreciate it so much! I love doing haul videos, so you know what that means? NEW VIDEO UP RIGHT NOW!:
Ahh. This has been a giant weekend in the entertainment industry. The VMAs on Sunday brought a ton of stunning stars out & let me tell you, they did not disappoint. Then, the next night, at the Emmy's, the stars dazzled again. So, let's just pretend you were on the red carpet instead of watching it on the tele, who would you have DIED to meet? Leave it in the comments :)
First- Let's have a little VMA breather. So much inspiration in just so little time. It was a big night for film, fashion, music, internet, and so much more. One thing I enjoyed seeing this year was how many people worked really hard to make a statement. Whether it was from recreating the Brittany & Justin look, or having a homeless youth accept their award, the stars were kicking it into high gear. Some of my favorite moments to watch were from the back stage cam. So much happens behind the camera that we don't see. I loved it!
Another thing I LOVED was the fashion sense everyone seemed to carry with them.
I am one of those people who wears the same color of lipstick year round, I minimally change my makeup routine, and I love wearing my hair in a sock bun more than any other hair style. I am more of a fashionista, even though I dress like a hobo most days(Don't tell anyone). BUT, lately I've been really trying to branch out, and push myself to break out of my boundaries with my makeup. I have loved it, too! This summer has been so fun for me, since I've been getting to play around with people's hair and makeup, and I've gotten to try a few tricks on my own makeup as well. So, taking that knowledge, I've had a ton of fun finding my style. So here are a few of my favorite lipsticks.
Nude. This isn't too much of a 'branch out' look for me, but I love this color. Honestly, I've wanted to wear it everyday, but I have been going for a bolder look lately. This nude is from Forever 21, and I'm in love with the little bit of shimmer it has in it.
This lipstick I love to death!!! It's a very chic, very shimmery berry color from Maybeline New York, and I am head over heels with this lipstick! It's actually a lip butter, but it goes on so well. It's so smooth, and it has a really good coverage to it. It's not sticky or cakey, and it's a drugstore product, so it only cost me around $8!
This lipstick isn't really branching out for me, but It's one of my favorites for the summer time. So, I decided to talk about it anyway. This Rimmel London, soft salmon-y pink is so cute with anything I wear, and the coverage is not too overbearing. I love the way this lipstick glides right on. One downfall: It doesn't last all day, so I find myself applying coats throughout the day. But, it's a great lipstick overall.
Thank you all for taking the time to read this post, it means a ton! You all are wonderful, and you never cease to amaze me. Until next time, friends....
Having someone call me...
Cheater or fat; I'd rather be fat.
Liar or fat; I'd rather be fat.
Ignorant or fat; I'd rather be fat.
Arrogant or fat; I'd rather be fat.
Hurtful or fat; I'd rather be fat.
Hateful or fat; I'd rather be fat.
Slut or fat; I'd rather be fat.
Dishonest or fat; I'd rather be fat.
It's not often I get hate comments. But I see other people get them all the time. One thing that separates me from other people, is I don't give negative comments power over me. I am fine laughing at myself, admitting my short-comings, and taking blame when I need to. But I get mad when I here people say I'm fat. Not because it hurts me, but because it's not the worst thing to be.
Fat does not equal unhealthy. Fat does not equal heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, filth, uncleanliness, or unhygienic. Fat does not equal uneducated. Fat does not equal poor. Fat does not equal ugly. I'd rather be fat than be a cheater. I'd rather be fat than be a liar. I'd rather be fat than greedy, abusive, and unappreciative. Fat doesn't mean I'm not happy, confident, and kind.
I am worth more than the number on my scale, and the size of my pants. I'm beautiful if I'm fat. I'm beautiful if I'm thin.
Fat doesn't mean I'm easy. Fat doesn't mean I'm alone. I'd rather be fat than make a judgement like that. I'd rather be fat than unhealthy. I'd rather be fat than selfish. If the only bad thing you ever have to say about me is that I'm fat...
I'm okay with that.